There are no recent bookmarks.

The World in Our Backyard

The World in Our Backyard

The World in Our Backyard programs have been created by teachers, for teachers, in order to provide the following:

  • A learning environment that has unique and interactive exhibits.
  • A curriculum that equips you with the knowledge and understanding of different cultures.
  • A personal experience that

View more


Global Studies - World Cultures


Program Description


The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for students to engage them in a creative and energetic way through the use of photographs, artifacts, cultural costumes and traditional music. Attached are photos from past presentations.

Our in-house field trips support the North Carolina Common Core State Standards and World Languages Essential


View more

Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-media, Music, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: African, American, Asian, European, Latino, Multicultural, Native American
Subject: Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Length of :Program 45 minute programs
Space / technical requirements:

We set up at one place and the classes rotate. We can be wherever you have space: your class, the gym, or the media-center.


We come to you.

Fees / Ticketing:

$5 a student, with a $250 minimum

$4 a student with over 250 students

$3 a student with over 500 students




NC Standard Course of Study:

• We help the students by describing familiar people, places, things, artifacts, historical facts, cultural events, tell stories, recount an experience and with prompting and support, provide additional details of each culture. (SL4)

• We help the students by showing photos and artifacts as our visual display, to clarify facts, themes, ideas, thoughts, and feelings of the faces and places of each culture. (SL5)

• We help the students write about other countries, historical places, cultural events, and famous people in history by giving them additional information, or clarify something that is not understood. We ask and answer questions and provide support by reasons and evidence of photos and artifacts. (SL3)

NC Essential Standards:

• Our programs will help the students understand how a culture changes over time. We explain historical events, traditions, folklore, celebrations, and leaders, by showing photos and artifacts, telling stories, and dressing students in traditional costumes. (H.1)

• Our presenters use geographic terms, show photos, maps, talk about the people, places, homes, and dress students in clothing from different regions, as historical and modern leaders to understand how people adapt to, or change and protect the environment to meet their needs. (G.1)

• We explain to students the similarities and differences in other cultures. We compare, languages, food, traditions, homes, communities, government, traditions, music, dance, and costumes. (C.1)

Supporting Materials


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation fee, but let us know ahead of time.